Who's who: Yusaku Miyazato

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Who's who: Yusaku Miyazato

  • Name:

    Yusaku Miyazato
  • Country:

    Japan
  • Born:

    June 19, 1980 in Higashi, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2002

Roll of Honour

Multiple winner on the Japan Tour. Japan Tour leading money winner (2017).

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There is no doubting the strength of gofling talent in the Miyazato family. Yusaku himself was a top amateur player, winning the Japanese Collegiate championship in 2000 and the Japanese Amateur championship in 2001. His younger sister Ai Miyazato (with whom he shares the same birthday) is a multiple winner on the LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and in Asia. Yasuku and Ai's older brother Kiyoshi is also a professional golfer and winner on the Japan Tour.

Playing in the Reno-Tahoe Open on the PGA Tour in 2006, Yusaku Miyazato became the second player to record two holes-in-one in the same round of a PGA Tour event. The feat was first achieved by W.W. "Bill" Whedon in the 1955 Insurance City Open (now Travelers Championship).

Top tournaments won by Yusaku Miyazato

2017
Awards
Yn182mill
see Score
Japan Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Miyazato, Yusaku

Venue

Score

Yn182mill

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Japan Tr

Yusaku Miyazato (Jpn) won the Japan Golf Tour 2017 Money List, with earnings of Yn182,831,982. Satoshi Kodaira (Jpn) was second with Yn161,463,405; Chan Kim (USA) was third with Yn132,326,556. Note: the Japan Tour Money List includes earnings from Japan Tour events and golf's four top majors (Masters, Open, US Open, US PGA).

2017
Japan
Kanehide Kise CC
276 (-12)
¥30million
Nissin

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyazato, Yusaku

Venue

Kanehide Kise CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Nissin

Played as the Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup (May 11-14; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Brad Kennedy (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Yusaku (Jpn), who recorded back-to-back wins on the Japan Tour and his second Japan Tour major championship win. [Kanahide Kise CC, Okinawa, Jpn].

2017
Japan
Tokyo Yomiuri CC
265 (-15)
¥40 million
Japan Tobacco

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyazato, Yusaku

Venue

Tokyo Yomiuri CC

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

¥40 million

Title sponsor

Japan Tobacco

Played as the Golf Nippon Series JT Cup (Nov 30-Dec 3; Japanese major ch'ship and season-ending event). Second-placed Shaun Norris (RSA) finished 6 shots behind Miyazato (Jpn), who won this event for the second time. [Tokyo Yomiuri CC, Inagi, nr Tokyo, Japan].

2017
Japan
267 (-13)
¥24million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyazato, Yusaku

Score

267 (-13)

Prize money

¥24million

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Crowns (April 27-30; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Toru Taniguchi (Jpn) and Yoshinori Fujimoto (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Miyazato (Jpn). [Wago course, Nagoya GC, Aichi, Jpn].

2017
Japan
Kyowa CC
262 (-22)
¥20million
Honma

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyazato, Yusaku

Venue

Kyowa CC

Score

262 (-22)

Prize money

¥20million

Title sponsor

Honma

Played as the Honma TourWorld Cup (Oct 5-8; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Shingo Katayama (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Yusaku Miyazato (Jpn). [Kyowa CC, Toyota, Aichi, Japan].

2015
Japan
270 (-14)
¥40million
Dunlop

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyazato, Yusaku

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 19-22; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Yoshinori Fujimoto (Jpn) and defending champion Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Miyazato (Jpn). [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].

2014
Japan
Token Tado CC
270 (-14)
¥26million
Token Corp.

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyazato, Yusaku

Venue

Token Tado CC

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

¥26million

Title sponsor

Token Corp.

Played as the Token Homemate Cup. Second-placed Hiroshi Iwata (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Miyazato (Jpn), who recorded his second Japan Tour win. [Token Tado CC Nagoya, Kuwana, Mie, Jpn].

2013
Japan
Tokyo Yomiuri CC
267 (-13)
¥40 million
Japan Tobacco

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyazato, Yusaku

Venue

Tokyo Yomiuri CC

Score

267 (-13)

Prize money

¥40 million

Title sponsor

Japan Tobacco

Played as the Golf Nippon Series JT Cup (Dec 5-8; Japanese major ch'ship and season-ending event). Second-place Ashun Wu (China) finished 3 shots behind first-time Japan Tour winner Miyazato (brother of top woman golfer Ai Miyazato). [Tokyo Yomiuri CC, Inagi, nr Tokyo, Japan].

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